Samantha Hurst

Overfunding: Health Tech Company Ultramed Quickly Secures £100,000 on Crowdcube

Ultramed, a UK-based health tech company, quickly secured its initial £100,000 funding target just days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The initiative is now nearing £175,000 from more than 260 investors. Ultramed describes itself as a health tech company that operates a suite of cloud-based pre-operative… Read More

PledgeMusic Expands: Appoints Kevin Kiernan & Nate Baker to New York Team

Earlier this month, PledgeMusic announced it has appointed Kevin Kiernan as Head of Artist Solution and Nate Baker as Artist and Label Relations Manager. According to the crowdfunding platform for music, both Kieran and Baker are seasoned music industry professionals that will be instrumental in… Read More

Hyundai Capital America Forms New Partnership With AutoGravity

Hyundai Capital America announced on Wednesday it has joined the AutoGravity car shopping and financing platform. Beginning in the state of California, financing through Hyundai Capital America will now be accessible to AutoGravity’s users searching for financing for a Hyundai, Kia or Genesis. Ross Williams, President and CEO… Read More

LendingPoint Completes $500 Million Credit Facility

LendingPoint announced it closed an up to $500 million credit facility arranged by Guggenheim Securities. The company reported it took down $138.5 million of the facility at the closing and on September 15th and it took down an additional $32.7 million.  According to LendingPoint, the… Read More

LendingTree Announces Acquisition of SnapCap’s Non-Lending Assets

LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE) announced on Tuesday it has acquired certain assets of Snap Capital LLC, a tech-enabled online platform connecting business owners with lenders offering small business loans, lines of credit and merchant cash advance products through a concierge-based sales approach. While sharing details about the… Read More

In Partnership With Indiegogo: Entrepreneur’s Elevator Pitch Episodes Now Streaming

On Wednesday, Indiegogo announced the launch of Entrepreneur’s Elevator Pitch challenge. The global crowdfunding platform, which is powering Elevator Pitch, revealed that the media outlet has teamed ups tie a group of real investors to put entrepreneurs to the “ultimate” pitch test. “Entrepreneurs have sixty… Read More

Update: Fresh-range to Close Seedrs Campaign With More Than £450,000 in Funding

Fresh-range, the Bristol-based online ethical food retailer, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with more than £450,000 in funding from nearly 375 investors. The campaign was launched earlier this summer, seeking £300,000, which was surpassed within 24 hours. As previously reported, Fresh-range was… Read More

PeerStreet Named One of the Top Ten Startups to Work For in Los Angeles

Real estate crowdfunding platform PeerStreet announced on Tuesday it was named one of the Top Ten Startups to Work For in Los Angeles. The list was created by Zippia, an online startup career platform. The funding portal revealed in a blog post: “We were proud to be… Read More

LendUp Appoints Jotaka Eaddy As New VP of Policy, Strategic Engagement & Impact

LendUp, a socially responsible online lender on a mission to redefine financial services for the emerging middle class, announced on Wednesday it has appointed Jotaka Eaddy as its new Vice President of Policy, Strategic Engagement, and Impact. Eaddy previously served as LendUp’s Head of Government Affairs…. Read More

Newman’s Own Foundation Teams Up With CrowdRise For Annual Holiday Giving Campaign

CrowdRise announced on Tuesday its annual holiday giving campaign will be sponsored by Newman’s Own Foundation, with $500,000 in funding and matching donations for participating charities. The Challenge, which launches November 21st, is now accepting charity applications. To provide charities an even greater holiday campaign… Read More

Science & Technology Investment Firm 55 Institutional Announces New CEO

55 Institutional Partners, LLC, a science and technology investment firm, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Paul Gamble as its new CEO. According to the company, Gamble brings 25 years of experience in advisory services, financial technology, retirement planning and investment management. It was also reported that Gamble… Read More

Fraudsters Attempt to Use JustGiving For Money Laundering Scams

JustGiving, a charity crowdfunding platform based in the UK, recently revealed it has been targeted by fraudsters who have been using the portal for money laundering scams. JustGiving describes itself as the world’s most trusted online giving platform. The platform stated its main mission is… Read More

Avnet, Dragon Innovation, & Kickstarter Debuts Hardware Studio

Global technology distributor Avnet (NYSE: AVT) announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with Dragon Innovation and Kickstarter to launch Hardware Studio. This new program includes Toolkit, a community site where creators may participate in tutorials and live webinars with industry experts before launching their… Read More

UK Fintech GoCardless Secures £16.6 Million During Series D Funding Round & Announces Partnership With Sage

UK-based GoCardless has secured £16.6 million during its latest Series D funding round. According to Business Insider, the fintech company attracted funds from various investors, including Access Partners, Balderton Capital, Notion, and Passion Capital.  Founded in 2011, GoCardless describes itself as a next generation payments company… Read More

Update: Tim Duncan’s Hurricane Irma Relief Campaign Raises $2.5 Million on YouCaring

Just one week after launching his Hurricane Irma Relief campaign on YouCaring, NBA legend Tim Duncan has raised over half of his $5 million funding target. The initiative made its debut after the storm created devastation in Florida and the Carribean. As previously reported, the US… Read More

Update: Six New Indiegogo-Funded Products Are Now Available at Brookstone

On Tuesday, Indiegogo announced six of its funded projects are now available at retailer Brookstone’s stores and website. The companies formed a partnership less than two years ago. “You came to Indiegogo to find the latest and most innovative products before they go mainstream. But… Read More

Alpha Payments Cloud Rebrands to Alpha Fintech

On Tuesday, Dublin-based fintech startup Alpha Payments Cloud announced it has rebranded to Alpha Fintech. According to the company, the rebranding aims to sow Alpha’s positioning as an end-to-end middleware that connects the merchant buyer and vendor supplier across the entire payments, risk and commerce spectrum… Read More

UK Football Travel Startup Homefans Seeks £100,000 on Crowdcube

Football travel experience brand, Homefans, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company is now seeking 100,000 through the funding round as it prepares to expand its services. Founder Luke Verbeek launched Homefans after traveling years to watch football in the UK and… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Unveils New Payments System Feature

On Monday crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder UK announced the launch of its new feature, the Crowdfunder Payments System. Head of Product at Crowdfunder UK, Owen Wallis, shared details about the system: “Our current integration with Stripe is great, but we are always looking to improve the Crowdfunder.co.uk… Read More

ID Finance Announces Mexico Operations Launch

ID Finance, the emerging markets fintech company, has expanded its presence in Latin America with a launch into the Mexican online lending market. The announcement comes less than a year after the company launched operations in Brazil and represents another key milestone as it continues… Read More